Rocks clouted by Tillsonburg to finish regular season

TILLSONBURG – The Elora Rocks wrapped up their Western Ontario Athletic Association senior AA men’s hockey season with a 12-3 loss to the Tillsonburg Thunder Saturday night at the Tillsonburg Community Centre.

The Thunder secured the win with six goals in the third period, including five in a stretch of three minutes and 42 seconds. The teams had been tied 2-2 at the end of the first before Tillsonburg shot ahead 6-2 by the end of the second. Tillsonburg’s third-period output gave the Thunder 12 consecutive goals in the game as the Rocks had opened the scoring with two goals in the first three minutes.

Santino Diflorio, Brett Coverdale and Chad Herron scored a goal apiece for the Rocks while assists were given to Bradey Prosic, Tristan Rae and Ben Piluk.

Kevin Galerno had a hat trick for Tillsonburg while Chad Barclay and Kraig Wright scored twice apiece and single goals were netted by Chad Swartzentruber, Scott Stafford, Walter Easter, Mike Rebry and Brad Martin. Barclay and Martin each had two assists while Kale Corbeth, Kurtis Lavis, Rebry, Easter, Trevor Rosborough, Nathan Peacock, Corbin Bean, Stafford and Ryan Fletcher each had one.

Tillsonburg outshot the Rocks 54-31 and the Thunder went 1-for-5 on the power play while the Rocks were scoreless on their five power plays.

Gary Walser was in net for the Rocks while Trevor Fleming picked up the win in net for the Thunder.

The Rocks finish the regular season 12th in the 13-team league at 2-15-0-3 while Tillsonburg was fourth at 13-3-0-3.

Elora is to play in the league’s senior A playoffs. Dates and opponent for a first-round series have not been decided.


Thunder 12 Rocks 3
First Period
1. Elora, Diflorio (unassisted), 0:44
2. Elora, Coverdale (Prosic, Rae), 2:53
3. Tillsonburg, Barclay (Corbeth, Lavis), 13:49
4. Tillsonburg, Swartzentruber (unassisted), 19:57 sh
Penalties: Lavis Till (interference), 6:28; Piluk Elora (slashing), 8:10; Rosborough Till (tripping), 19:30.
Second Period
5. Tillsonburg, Stafford (Barclay), 10:17 sh
6. Tillsonburg, Wright (unassisted), 11:50 sh
7. Tillsonburg, Barclay (Rebry), 16:00
8. Tillsonburg, Galerno (Easter, Martin), 18:31
Penalties: Herron Elora (holding), Swartzentruber Till (roughing), 4:14; Giles Elora (high sticking), 4:37; Martin Till (cross checking), 8:36; Stafford Till (slashing), 11:01; Kemp Till (holding), 11:39.
Third Period
9. Tillsonburg, Galerno (Martin), 0:55 pp
10. Tillsonburg, Easter (Rosborough), 8:05
11. Tillsonburg, Galerno (unassisted), 8:51
12. Tillsonburg, Rebry (Barclay, Peacock), 10:07
13. Tillsonburg, Wright (Bean, Stafford), 10:49
14. Tillsonburg, Martin (Fletcher), 11:47
15. Elora, Herron (Piluk), 15:26
Penalties: Hosszu Elora (cross checking), 0:13; Lynagh Elora (cross checking), 3:49; Bilton Elora (abuse of officials misconduct), 8:52; Hosszu Elora (roughing, misconduct), Horrigan Elora (roughing), Helle Elora (misconduct), Pasztor Till (roughing), 11:18.
Shots on Goal
Elora 31; Tillsonburg 54.
Goalies: Walser (L, 54 shots-42 saves), Elora; Fleming (W, 31 shots-28 saves), Tillsonburg.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Elora 0-5; Tillsonburg 1-5.
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